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Nectarine vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Nectarine and Grapefruit

  • Nectarine has more Copper, and Vitamin B3, while Grapefruit has more Vitamin C.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily need of Vitamin C 29% more than Nectarine.
  • Nectarine contains 6 times more Vitamin E than Grapefruit. While Nectarine contains 0.77mg of Vitamin E , Grapefruit contains only 0.13mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nectarines, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 2% 18% 7% 29% 5% 12% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin E +492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Folate +160%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 20% 16% 0% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 0% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin E +492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Folate +160%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Nectarine Grapefruit
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nectarine Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 44kcal 42kcal Nectarine
Protein 1.06g 0.77g Nectarine
Fats 0.32g 0.14g Nectarine
Vitamin C 5.4mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Net carbs 8.85g 9.06g Grapefruit
Carbs 10.55g 10.66g Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.28mg 0.08mg Nectarine
Calcium 6mg 22mg Grapefruit
Potassium 201mg 135mg Nectarine
Magnesium 9mg 9mg
Sugar 7.89g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Nectarine
Copper 0.086mg 0.032mg Nectarine
Zinc 0.17mg 0.07mg Nectarine
Starch 0.07g 0g Nectarine
Phosphorus 26mg 18mg Nectarine
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Vitamin A 332IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.77mg 0.13mg Nectarine
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 1.125mg 0.204mg Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.185mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Nectarine
Folate 5µg 13µg Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.02g Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.036g Nectarine
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.009mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.009mg 0.008mg Nectarine
Leucine 0.014mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.016mg 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.006mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.021mg 0.013mg Nectarine
Valine 0.013mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Fructose 1.37g 1.77g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nectarine Grapefruit
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Nectarine
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
10
Nectarine
6
Grapefruit

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
6%
Nectarine
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
11%
Nectarine
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Nectarine
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nectarine
Nectarine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/nutrients
  2. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.